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The Immortality Edge: Realize the Secrets of Your Telomeres for a Longer, Healthier Life Hardcover – December 1, 2010

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Based on the science behind the health breakthrough that won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine, The Immortality Edge is the book that shares the priceless secrets to your long and healthy life.

When Carol Greider, Elizabeth Blackburn, and Jack Szostak won the Nobel Prize for their pioneering research on telomeres and telomerase, few people at the time outside the scientific world understood the truly life-changing implications of their work and how their amazing discoveries could be used to slow aging and the onset of diseases like Alzheimer's and cancer. The first popular book on this huge breakthrough, The Immortality Edge translates the latest research into a highly prescriptive program that will show you how to live a longer and more vital life by protecting your telomeres.

Telomeres keep our chromosomes intact, in the manner of the plastic caps that hold the ends of shoelaces together. As cells divide and replicate, telomeres eventually shorten; when they become too short, cells die. The great news is that you can slow telomere shortening and rejuvenate your cells by making relatively simple health and lifestyle changes. This extraordinary book shows you how, step by step.

Written by authors with extensive knowledge of genetics, telomeres, and longevity, The Immortality Edge gives you a complete program that incorporates specific recommendations regarding supplements, diet, stress-reduction techniques, and exercise. For each component of the program, you'll find clear explanations of the science behind the recommendations along with guidance and advice on how to implement them. The Immortality Edge is fully backed by the most up-to-date research findings and includes:

  • A two-phase supplement plan with detailed explanations and dosage information

  • Techniques that will reduce stress at the cellular level, improve your concentration, and help you sleep better

  • Eating guidelines to safeguard your telomeres, including the top twenty telomere-friendly foods

  • Fourteen days of meal plans

  • Fitness plans tailored to your own fitness level that combine interval, endurance, and resistance training advice

Long, healthy telomeres hold the key to a longer, healthier life. Start taking advantage of the Nobel Prize–winning breakthrough and give yourself the immortality edge—here and now.

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Unlock the secrets of telomere research to live a longer, healthier life

"The Immortality Edge is destined to become the classic fountain-of-youth action plan. I can'twait to integrate its very practical protocols for cutting-edge supplements, meditation, and fitness today."
—Ann Louise Gittleman, New York Times bestselling author of The Fat Flush Plan and Zapped

"If you want to not only live longer but also have an improved quality of life as you age, you simply must read this book—it is the best in the field. The Immortality Edge is loaded with gems that will help you not only slow down the aging process, but also age gracefully."
—Dr. Joseph Mercola, founder of Mercola.com, the world's most visited natural health site

"For the first time ever, this book revelas the science behind the secrets in our cells with solid documentation and practical applications that everyone can follow. A realistic way for anyone to begin to feel younger—today and every day."
—Jeffry S. Life, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer of Cenegenics and author of The Life Plan

"Scientific yet simple, this book is probably as close to chicken soup for the cells as we are likely to get."
—Mark Victor Hansen, New York Times bestselling coauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series

"The Immortality Edge is the first book to provide a rational blueprint for humans to achieve indefinitely extended life spans."
—William Faloon, cofounder of the Life Extension Foundation

"Science is finally closing in on the day when you can enjoy endless youth. Following the simple steps in The Immortality Edge will help get you there."
—David A. Kekich, CEO of the Maximum Life Foundation

"This remarkable book reveals the Nobel Prize–winning discoveries that allow everyday people to turn back the clock and reclaim the radiant health they thought they had lost forever. If that isn't a miracle, I don't know what is."
—Dr. Joe Vitale, author of The Attractor Factor

"Unlike so much of what is out there, The Immortality Edge offers a totally breakthrough approach that is cutting-edge and at the same time easy to understand and implement. I look forward to my 150th birthday party and skiing down a double-black-diamond hill in Aspen!"
—George Hamilton

"The holy grail of anti-aging and life extension."
—Dave Lakhani, author of Persuasion


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (December 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470873906
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470873908
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #219,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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